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I was quite impressed with this book. It manages to work across multiple age groups very effectively as whilst featuring a young hero it deals with many many adult themes and yet still retains an air of youthful lightheartedness that is hard to describe.
The characters are actually quite well developed for such a short book and there is sufficient range that you feel a connection with at least one character.
The story itself is quite inventive and moves along at a good pace never lulling or jumping ahead. There are a few little twists that make for a little surprise.
The narration is very effectively done and all characters have sufficient distinction and individuality that allows for an immersive experience. Multiple voice styles and accents lead to an impressive performance.
In summation this is a great book for anyone looking for a fantasy/superhero type adventure story that remains lighthearted and funny throughout.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily provided this impartial review.
I didn't know what to expect from the read up and the age it's aimed at. I've listened to this with my 12 year old son and we both loved it.
Joss and his friends are great characters. His relationship with his sister is spot on for their ages and it's a book with great pace.
The idea of what Joss's powers are is quite unique and really good and I like the fact that we don't see him explore them all in too much depth because it gives us scope for growth in book 2. The story itself is also good its fast moving and runs along nicely. It was amusing in the right way and the action in the book is also well done. All in all a great first book and I'm really interested to see where book 2 goes.
The narration was great. The narrator for me either engages me straight away of has me putting the book down to go elsewhere. Kevin Coffin does a great job in engaging me in listening to the story and separating the characters into individuals. I really enjoyed listening and the narration brought the book to life.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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This was a great book, loved the plot. Horne had strong characters, both male and female. A brilliant spin on the classic superhero story. I highly recommend it.
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I received free copy through for a impartial review. I found the characters and story interesting. There is a lot of world building done in a small town and the world at large at the edges. I enjoy the uses and descriptions on the powers work. the story is fun, action packed. Usually the protagonist is weakest and least interesting part in story. This is not the case here. Lead is interesting and the story overall is great.
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